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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse
Gloucester Health and Care NHS Trust
Assertive Outreach Team
Pullman Place, Pullman Ct, Great Western Rd, Gloucester GL1 3ND
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
£29ph Weekdays

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with service users across the Strategic Service Units who have a severe mental health condition. The purpose of this role is to:

Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and longer-term recovery needs

Optimise the service users' ability to remain in the community and / or be cared for in the least restrictive environment in line with the principles of recovery and social inclusion and the 10 essential capabilities

Clinical Responsibilities
Engage in complex health assessments as appropriate and plan relevant care in partnership with services users

Utilising the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and in line with Trust policy, provide specialist care, education and advice to service users (including carers) who are suffering from severe and enduring mental health problem to promote recovery and social inclusion and in accordance with Trust policy act as care co-ordinator as and when required, including adults at risk and supervision procedures

Develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with service users, carers and other professionals which reflect individual needs

Liaise with and offer specialist assessment and advice to other agencies and professions. To participate in Multi-Agency meetings to offer advice and opinions to facilitate the ongoing treatment and care of clients and to ensure adherence to National Service Framework (NSF) guidelines

Actively support service users in the management of their medication within a 'concordance framework' and relevant policies. Administer medication, including Intra-muscular injections depot medication as appropriate and monitor side effects. Delegate the checking and delivery of medication when appropriate

Carry out Independent Prescribing as appropriate within the policy and related protocols if the post holder has the relevant training and qualifications, working with relevant members of the multi-disciplinary team

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting this contract this will be paid out to you after 150 hours completed (4 Weeks)

If you know anyone who may be interested in the position we can also offer a £250 referral fee

If this role is of interest, please just respond to this advert with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 208963.